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The light that reaches our eyes from each and every star in the night sky comes to us from many years in the past.

As this column is being written, the James Webb Space Telescope is making its way to a position in space where it will be able to begin its ob…

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Every now and then, you’ll see an article on some newly-discovered asteroid whizzing past Earth at some sort of distance that may seem extreme…


This photo provided by NASA, the James Webb Space Telescope is separated in space on Saturday, Dec. 25, 2021. NASA's James Webb Space Telescope soared from French Guiana on South America’s northeastern coast, riding a European Ariane rocket into the Christmas morning sky. The $10 billion infrared observatory is intended as the successor to the aging Hubble Space Telescope. (NASA via AP)

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If you are focusing on one small part of the sky to train your binoculars or telescope over one of the planets, you’re going to miss out on a lot of other stuff going on.